During the ComicUI downtime in November/December, I made sure to keep my writing skills honed and consistent with our goal, providing news and reviews for our readers. Since ComicUI was not avaialble for updates, I took it upon myself to work on NerdTraffic, a sister affiliation site that I work on as well. This week, I will be providing some of those posts on ComicUI in case anyone missed them.
First up, THOR: THE DARK WORLD Review
Original post at NerdTraffic 11-10-13
This weekend I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Thor: The Dark World in IMAX 3D and needless to say, I was not let down from what transpired on screen.
The Dark World is as much an ensemble film as it is a character driven story that focuses on the lengths one would go for love, friendship, and ultimately family. Serving as more of a direct sequel to Thor than the Avengers (look at you Iron Man 3), The Dark World sometimes stumbles as it asks the viewer to suspend their disbelief in how early events transpire, but the journey shows us strong characters in situations they can’t exactly smash their way out of. Alan Taylor brings the Nine Realms to life as we zip back and forth between several worlds and despite the gravity of the situations, maintains the humor that gives this series its charm. By the end of the film, I’m ready to travel the cosmos with Thor, as he undoubtedly will do in an inevitable sequel for Marvel’s Phase 3 films.
Score – 4/5